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French Assignment 2

Laurentide ice sheet falls into N. Atlantic, sudden pulse of freshwater floods Black Sea c.8300 BP. Sea levels ? 1.4m #byebyecontinentalshelf

Up to 145,000 Neolithic farmers displaced, move to Mediterranean coast / inland. Radiocarbon dating indicates sudden burst of farming sites.

Sudden migration = population pressure, social turmoil and cultural change, triggers onset of Neolithic in Europe. Lessons for today?